ANGELS CAMP, Calif. — The Sacramento State men's golf team made up enough ground in the final round of the America Sky Championships to finish in second place on Sunday at the Greenhorn Creek Resort.
The Hornets shot 295 (7-over par) during the round and finished with a three round total of 305-301-295-901. The team was able to surpass Hartford for second place but finished 26 strokes back of Northern Colorado which went wire-to-wire for the team title. The Bears shot 296-288-291-875 and earned the automatic berth to an NCAA Regional.
Senior Jordan Weir tied for seventh place to lead Sacramento State. Weir shot 77-78-71-226. During his final round, Weir blistered the course with seven birdies, including a stretch of four straight on holes 8-11. That streak dropped him to 3-under par before bogeys on Nos. 12, 15 and 17 returned him to even. Weir then birdied the par-5 18th to complete his final regular season round as a collegiate golfer at 1-under par.
Freshman Robert Parden shot 80-76-72-228 to place 13th. Parden was 1-under through nine holes with birdies on the par-4 second and par-3 sixth. He jumped to 1-over following a double bogey of the par-3 13th and was 2-over after a bogey on the par-4 16th. Parden closed at even with an eagle on No. 18.
Owen Taylor returned to his normal form with a 74 on Sunday. Taylor tied for 14th overall after shooting 73-82-74-229. The junior had 14 pars during the final round to go along with a birdie on the par-5 seventh and three bogeys.
Luke Kristo matched Taylor's 54-hole total after shooting 76-73-80-229. On Sunday, Kristo was even through five holes but then had a stretch of four holes which he played at 6-over to make the turn at 6-over. He began the back nine with a birdie on the par-5 10th just before a double bogey on the par-4 11th. Six pars and a bogey on No. 14 completed his day.
Cody Bates completed the lineup with a final round of 78. Bates tied for 17th overall at 79-74-78-231. The freshman had 12 pars and six bogeys on Sunday.
Northern Colorado accounted for the top three individuals in the field. Ben Krueger was the medalist at 73-71-72-216.
AMERICA SKY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Angels Camp, Calif. | Greenhorn Creek Resort
Par 72 | 6,749 Yards
1. Northern Colorado 296-288-291-875
2. SACRAMENTO STATE 305-301-295-901
3. Hartford 305-298-301-904
4. Southern Utah 314-302-293-909
5. Binghamton 317-301-309-927
6. Weber State 322-309-308-939
7. North Dakota 340-314-307-961
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Ben Krueger, UNC, 73-71-72-216
2. Steven Kupcho, UNC, 72-74-71-217
3. Julian Woodfork, UNC, 73-74-74-221
4. Tim Leonard, SUU, 74-75-74-223
T5. Dan Yustin, HART, 77-71-76-224
T5. Bryce Edmister, BING, 75-72-77-224
SACRAMENTO STATE RESULTS
T7. Jordan Weir 77-78-71-226
13. Robert Parden 80-76-72-228
T14. Owen Taylor 73-82-74-229
T14. Luke Kristo 76-73-80-229
T17. Cody Bates 79-74-78-231